Since we began to talk publicly about our project in December 2017 we have carried out further technical work, held three public consultations and talked with landowners, residents, prescribed bodies and organisations to help us better understand views on our proposals.
Our development of the replacement underground pipeline project took place in three stages:
At every stage a public consultation was held so that we could understand the views of potentially affected individuals, communities, prescribed bodies and organisations, and meetings took place with local authorities, parish councils, environmental bodies, third party infrastructure owners and landowners to understand local environmental features and engineering challenges.
We applied a set of guiding principles throughout each stage of the project. Our guiding principles favour a route that:
Information from landowners, residents, businesses, prescribed consultees and organisations has been essential to the development of our project:
Responses to our design refinements consultation, along with further technical work, informed the final route for the
replacement underground pipeline. The final route includes amendments that have been made in light of some of the
feedback that was received:
We feel, with the information that was made available to us, we have balanced environmental, engineering, planning
and social/community concerns in our selection of the final route. We are confident we have selected the most
appropriate route for the replacement pipeline based on the project’s guiding principles.
You can see the final route on our interactive map.